Wednesday Worship: O For A Heart To Praise My God

Yesterday I sat at my computer and wept as I read my friend, Julie’s, description of a worshipping community she visited. She paints an amazing picture of people who put faith and prayer into action, and it’s a gorgeous portrait of God’s grace woven into the tapestry of their lives. It made me think of Charles Wesley’s hymn, “O For A Heart To Praise My God”.

Here is Julie’s story.

Here is Wesley’s hymn.

O for a heart to praise my God,
A heart from sin set free,
A heart that always feels Thy blood
So freely shed for me.

A heart resigned, submissive, meek,
My great Redeemer’s throne,
Where only Christ is heard to speak,
Where Jesus reigns alone.

A heart in every thought renewed
And full of love divine,
Perfect and right and pure and good,
A copy, Lord, of Thine.

Thy tender heart is still the same,
And melts at human woe:
Jesus, for thee distressed I am,
I want Thy love to know.

My heart, Thou know’st, can never rest
Till Thou create my peace;
Till of mine Eden repossest,
From self, and sin, I cease.

Thy nature, gracious Lord, impart;
Come quickly from above;
Write Thy new name upon my heart,
Thy new, best name of Love.

I am longing for His nature in me this morning. Oh, may my heart be so full of Him that I can only copy Him!

2 responses to “Wednesday Worship: O For A Heart To Praise My God”

  1. I love that hymn and so glad I read through it right before I went to bed! :0)


  2. My sweet one,

    How beautiful is the heart of those that are partakers of His divine nature. We are blessed beyond measure. He has broken the power of canceled sin and set the captive free. His blood atones for every sin, His blood was shed for me. Another beautiful song. Then we can truly say with the hymn writer: Oh for a thousand tongues to sing our great redeemers praise.

    Our fellowship is with the Father and His Son Jesus Christ and as we are taught by the Father we come to Jesus. Our communion with the Spirit is truly fellowship in the Heavenly Places where Christ is and where our life is hidden with Christ in God. May He keep our minds on things above and not the things that are on the earth.

    To God be the glory now and forevermore.

    Love and blessings,


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